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Meha Agrawal

In today’s interview, Kris talks with Meha Agrawal, South Asian American CEO and founder of Silk + Sonder. Silk + Sonder is a community-driven program which is rooted in principles of positive psychology whose mission is to solve the emotional health epidemic for their customers. At its core, Silk + Sonder is a space for…

Ep #113: Conversation with Meha Agrawal

In today’s interview, Kris talks with Meha Agrawal, South Asian American CEO and founder of Silk + Sonder. Silk + Sonder is a community-driven program which is rooted in principles of positive psychology whose mission is to solve the emotional health epidemic for their customers. At its core, Silk + Sonder is a space for mindfulness, journaling, planning, tracking, and creative expression — all in one.

Biography

Meha Agrawal

South Asian American CEO and founder of Silk + Sonder, Meha Agrawal, an alum of Goldman Sachs, The Muse and Stitch Fix & 2019 Tory Burch fellow, became immersed in the world of technology, consumer products, and entrepreneurship leading her to launch her own startup – Silk + Sonder, a subscription-based mental wellness journaling experience for the modern woman that is rooted in self-care and community.

After working on Silk + Sonder nights and weekends as a side hustle, Meha launched the analog-first, community-driven program, which is rooted in principles of positive psychology. Silk + Sonder’s mission is to solve the emotional health epidemic for their customers versus be a band-aid fix. At its core, Silk + Sonder is a space for mindfulness, journaling, planning, tracking, and creative expression — all in one.

What you’ll find in this episode:

  1. What the word “sonder” means.
  2. Meha’s compelling reason for creating Silk + Sonder.
  3. Why Meha felt her bootstrap business required some injected capital.
  4. What it was like building her team.
  5. Meha’s biggest mistake as she was growing her team.
  6. How to vet people you want to bring on to your team.
  7. Meha’s favorite books – see links below.
  8. The thought leaders Meha follows.
  9. What is a “dream manager” and how could it fit in at Silk + Sonder?
  10. Valuable advice from Meha to other women.

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